Australia's National Gemstone
Opal was proclaimed Australia’s National Gemstone by Governor General Bill Hayden on the 27th of July 1993.
Opal is a fitting symbol of a spirited and diverse nation, ‘an opal hearted country’ which is home to 95% of the world’s Precious Opal.
The hugely successful Australian National Women’s Basketball team is affectionately known as ‘The Opals’.
Opal is the official Gemstone of the State of South Australia.
Black Opal was proclaimed the State Gemstone and new Emblem of New South Wales on the 7th of May 2008.
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